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Friday, August 3rd, 2012

  • There soon could be 59 "national parks" in the National Park System.

    The U.S. House of Representatives earlier this week approved legislation that would rename Pinnacles National Monument to Pinnacles National Park.

    The Pinnacles National Park Act, or H.R. 3641, was introduced last year by Rep.

  • Which state east of the Mississippi holds the most units of the National Park System within its borders?

  • River trips inherently involve getting wet. And then getting dry, and getting wet again. Throughout the day. So what you wear is critical to your comfort level throughout the day. And that's where DRY DUDZ come into play.

    My typical paddling wear involves either a swimsuit or a pair of shorts.

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

  • More than 70 National Park Service sites help tell the story of the Civil War, from the opening shots at Fort Sumter to the surrender at Appomattox.

  • As has been the case in recent years, officials at Yellowstone National Park have instituted some temporary fishing closures in the park because streams are getting overly warm for fish.

    The problem is that the warm water is stressful for the fish, and so even if the stream is catch-and-release, hooking a fish under